Season 45

Season 45 (2021-2022) at the Community Theatre League

2021-2022 Mainstage Season

Our 45th year of educating, enriching, and entertaining Williamsport and beyond!

eA Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder
September 10 & 11, 16-18 at 7:30pm
September 12 & 19 at 2:00pm
Book and Lyrics by Robert L. Freedman; Music and Lyrics by Steven Lutvak
Rated PG by Music Theatre International

When the low-born Monty Navarro finds out that he's eighth in line for an earldom in the lofty D'Ysquith family, he figures his chances of outliving his predecessors are slight and sets off down a far more ghoulish path. Can he knock off his unsuspecting relatives without being caught and become the ninth Earl of Highhurst? And what of love? Because murder isn't the only thing on Monty's mind....

Notable Songs: “Inside Out,” “Why are all the D’Ysquiths Dying?,” “I Don’t Understand the Poor”

 

Young Frankenstein : The Mel Brooks Musical

October 22 & 23, 28-30 at 7:30pm
October 24 & 31 at 2:00pm
Book by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan; Music and Lyrics by Mel Brooks
Rated PG-13 by Music Theatre International

Grandson of the infamous Victor Frankenstein, Frederick Frankenstein (pronounced "Fronk-en-steen") inherits his family's estate in Transylvania. With the help of a hunchbacked sidekick, Igor (pronounced "Eye-gore"), and a leggy lab assistant, Inga (pronounced… normally), Frederick finds himself in the mad scientist shoes of his ancestors. "It's alive!" he exclaims as he brings to life a creature to rival his grandfather's. However, the monster escapes and hilarity abounds.

Notable songs: “Please Don’t Touch Me,” “Transylvania Mania,” “Puttin’ On the Ritz”

White Christmas

December 3 & 4, 9-11 at 7:30pm
December 5 & 12 at 2:00pm
by Norman Panama, Norman Krasna, David Ives, Irving Berlin, Melvin Frank, and Paul Blake

Veterans Bob Wallace and Phil Davis have a successful song-and-dance act after World War II. With romance in mind, the two follow a duo of beautiful singing sisters en route to their Christmas show at a Vermont lodge, which just happens to be owned by Bob and Phil’s former Army commander, who’s a bit down-on-his-luck with no snow for the holidays. Can the two pairs make some Christmas magic happen?

Notable Songs: “Blue Skies,” “Count Your Blessings (Instead of Sheep),” “White Christmas”

Murder on the Orient Express

February 4 & 5, 10-12 at 7:30pm
February 6 & 13 at 2:00pm
by Agatha Christie; adapted by Ken Ludwig

Just after midnight, a snowdrift stops the Orient Express in its tracks. The luxurious train is surprisingly full for the time of the year, but by the morning it is one passenger fewer. An American tycoon lies dead in his compartment, stabbed a dozen times, with his door locked from the inside. Isolated and with a killer in their midst, Detective Hercule Poirot must identify the murderer – in case he or she decides to strike again.

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

April 22 & 23, 28 – 30 at 7:30pm
April 24 & May 1 at 2:00pm
by Dale Wasserman, based on the novel by Ken Kesey
Not recommended for audiences under 13

A man with several convictions to his name finds himself in jail once again. Rather than spend his time in jail, he convinces the guards that he's crazy enough to need psychiatric care and is sent to a hospital. He fits in frighteningly well, and his different point of view actually begins to cause some of the patients to progress. However, Nurse Ratched becomes his personal cross to bear as his resistance to the hospital routine gets on her nerves.

eDisney’sThe Little Mermaid

June 17 & 18, 23-25 at 7:30pm

June 19 and 26 at 2:00pm
Music by Alan Menken; Lyrics by Howard Ashman & Glenn Slater; Book by Doug Wright
based on the Hans Christian Andersen Story and the Disney film produced by Howard Ashman & John Musker and written & directed by John Musker & Ron Clements
This show is suitable for audiences of all ages. (All children age 2+ must have  a ticket)

Ariel, King Triton's youngest daughter, wishes to pursue the human Prince Eric in the world above, bargaining with the evil sea witch, Ursula, to trade her tail for legs. But the bargain is not what it seems, and Ariel needs the help of her colorful friends, Flounder the fish, Scuttle the seagull and Sebastian the crab to restore order under the sea.

Notable Songs: “Part of Your World,” “Under the Sea,” “Kiss the Girl”

 

2021-2022 Family Series

Theatre for Children Production TBA

January 7-9, 2022

The Penguin Project presents Seussical, Jr.

March 4-6, 2022

Empowering children with special needs through theater

Book by Lynn Ahrens & Stephen Flaherty; Music by Stephen Flaherty; Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens

Based on the works of Dr. Seuss

Transporting audiences from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus, the Cat in the Hat narrates the story of Horton the Elephant, who discovers a speck of dust containing tiny people called the Whos. Horton must protect the Whos from a world of naysayers and dangers, and he must also guard an abandoned egg that's been left in his care by the irresponsible Mayzie La Bird.  Although Horton faces ridicule, danger and a trial, the intrepid Gertrude McFuzz never loses faith in him.  Ultimately, the powers of friendship, loyalty, family and community are challenged and emerge triumphant!

 

The Spotlight Program

March 18 & 19
The Spotlight Program empowers adults with special needs through the magic of theatre

Summer Youth Intensive production TBA

Stay tuned for this information, to be released in early spring

Summer Camp productions TBA

Stay tuned for this information, to be released in early spring

 

2021-2022 Concert Series

All Together Now!

a global event celebrating local theatre

November 12 & 13

A musical revue, helping to bring theatre back to life in Williamsport and around the world!

Holiday Jazz with the WCJO

Date TBD

The Williamsport City Jazz Orchestra returns to the CTL Mainstage for another round of holiday tunes with a jazzy spin. Don’t miss out on an evening of seasonal favorites and jazz standards!

Uptown Music Collective

March 10 & 11 at 7:30pm; March 12 at 2:00pm & 7:30pm

The students of the Uptown Music Collective return to the Community Theatre League stage for four performances!

 

Special Events

The Community Theatre League’s
Evening with a Star

(Star TBA)
January 15, 2022

Ragtime

April 1-3, 2022 at the Community Arts Center
Book by Terrence McNally; Lyrics by Lynn Ahren; Music by Stephen Flaherty
Rated PG-13 by Music Theatre International

At the dawn of a new century, everything is changing… and anything is possible. Set in the volatile melting pot of turn-of-the-century New York, three distinctly American tales are woven together – that of a stifled upper-class wife, a determined Jewish immigrant and a daring young Harlem musician – united by their courage, compassion and belief in the promise of the future. Together, they confront history's timeless contradictions of wealth and poverty, freedom and prejudice, hope and despair, and what it means to live in America.

The 14th Annual
Ray of Light Awards for excellence in high school theatre

May 21, 2022

Celebrating the best and brightest in local high school theatre – from schools within a 40-mile radius of Williamsport. Held at the Community Arts Center.

Summer Camps

The highlight of the year for students entering grades K-12! Summer camps provide a well-rounded curriculum of theatre education – from reader’s theatre to a major production and everything in between – onstage and backstage!

The 2022 summer camps will begin on July 11thsave the date!

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